TWO Wodonga teenage sisters say collecting for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal warms their hearts.
Jessica and Jasmine Howell, 16 and 14, and about 120 other volunteers doorknocked the city and its surrounds yesterday, raising $10,816 for the annual drive.
“It’s heartwarming, because you know you’re helping someone less fortunate than you,” Jasmine said.
Jessica said: “It helps me feel good about myself to help people and the community.”
However, Salvation Army Corps captain Russell Anderson said the amount of volunteers was half what they needed.
“It’s very disappointing because we know that for every door that goes unknocked, we’re losing money,” he said.
Captain Anderson said the money went towards a program helping people in the area struggling to pay their bills.
“We couldn’t do what we do in Wodonga if it wasn’t for the Red Shield Appeal,” he said.
“We know there’s an increase of people living on the edge.”
Donate at www.salvos.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online.